Sunday, September 7, 2014

UNPRECIDENTED?

All political parties have their flakes .... MPs that should have never made it into Parliament where they are quickly revealed as lacking.     But it is certainly breaking new ground when a political party effectively disowns a couple of its candidates two weeks out from election day.

Bizarre indeed when Cunliffe pulls the rug from underneath both its Selwyn and Rangitata candidates and encourages people not to vote for them.    See now there is reference to the candidates having 'personal' issues (whatever that means) and I guess, at one level, Cunliffe should be congratulated for having the gonads to act.   But should it have come to this?

Begs the question as to the robustness of Labour's selection process (assuming there was a selection process).   I guess though when there is a dearth of candidates wanting to be ritual lambs to the slaughter then its open season for the dross.

Another distraction though for a Party that doesn't need distractions.


2 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

The selection process:

The only two members of the branch were in the pub and they tossed for it. Neither was a poofter, Maori, woman or unionist.

gravedodger said...

I understand Gibson in Rangatata was a volunteer!